Brattleboro to Burlington + ADD NEW ROUTE
4 in Vermont Vermont159 Miles
on August 1, 2007
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in Brattleboro VT, head north out of town
on RT 30. Since we were traveling from the
Boston Area, and left in the afternoon,
we stopped at the Stone
Boat Inn, in Jamaica VT. Nice place.
Nothing fancy, but clean, quaint rooms,
and a nice continental breakfast. Just after
Jamaica, we turned North onto RT100. Zowie!
What a ride! Gorgeous scenery, and tons
of bikes to wave at. In Weston, Vermont,
we stopped to visit the famous Vermont Country
store, and another general store right in
town. Then, we traveled on to Ludlow, and
ate lunch at a fantastic BBQ place. Shortly
after that, you begin skirting the Green
Mountain National Forest, and your definition
of beautiful expands just a bit. We rode
along this route until it crossed RT 2,
and turned onto RT 2 to ride into Burlington.
Rt 2 runs along Interstate 89, and was really
gusty. Next time we ride up this way, I
think we'll stay on 100, until it runs into
15, and take that into Burlington. Burlington
is a great place to go to, but it honestly
is the most urbane spot in Vermont. There's
lots of chain stores, and you'll see more
chi-chi folks there than anywhere else in
You go through some beautiful country, forests, and mountain passes on this route. Except for RT 2, everything is a postcard. Rivers, covered bridges, waterfalls, little towns, mountain views- it's great!
Roads are in fine shape. This route doesn't go through any twisty mountain passes, but there are inclines, and declines. No traffic to worry about.
You can't beat this route for places to stop, and enjoy the scenery, or for places to shop and eat. Lots of choices, and plenty of places to gas up, though look for gas stations once you start getting low. There's a few spots where there's a good 20 miles between gas stations. The only not so great part, is Rt 2, which I describe below.
Note: Even though it was August, it was unseasonably cold and windy on our trip. It got down to 40 on Friday night, and maybe skinned 60 on Saturday. Because of that, we skipped the usual pilgrimage to the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Plant, just North of RT2 on 100. If you go up that way, and your lips aren't blue, it's definitely worth a stop.
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